?
Solved

Remove Linux

Posted on 2002-04-19
6
Medium Priority
?
192 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
I have a triple boot system

1 20 gig  hard drive with 2 10 gig partitions

1 Partition has windows XP Other has 2000 server

I also have a 4 gig with Linux-Mandrake on it

I want to remove mandrake but If I do I cant get to the XP and 2000

How do I remove LILO is what I am after





0
Comment
Question by:jfgiii
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:minhtuanq7
ID: 6955862
You must boot from CD (using a bootable CDROM).After that, from command line type fdisk /MBR
That all
0
 

Expert Comment

by:blackc
ID: 6957344
stick in a dos floppy, win9x or whatever, a boot disk from any windows machine.  when it boots to a command line type "fdisk /mbr"

that'll wipe out lilo, then it should boot to the os on the first drive, since windows installs itself to the boot sector of the drive.  You should be looking at ntloader at that point.  i'm not an expert in windows, so no guarantees, but if all else fails, you can always still boot with a floppy until you find the perfect solution
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
ishti earned 600 total points
ID: 6957482
First boot your machine from a Bootable floopy/CD(I suggest to use win98 Boot disk). Go to the DOS command prompt.Type :

A:\> FDISK/MBR [where "A:" = your current boot drive]

Restart your PC. You may see your XP/2000 boot Loader. As you didn't tell specificly in which pertition your XP/2000 was installed, I can assume your XP/2000 boot-loader is in boot sector. Then you should get into your XP and Win2000.

If your NT loader can't found afterwards, then boot your PC with win2000 Rescue disk. You can try to fix NT-Loader according to Repair Console procedure. Sometimes "fixmbr" command works well.

all the best
Ishtiaque
Dhaka, Bangladesh.
0
Quick Cloud Training

Looking for some quick training on the cloud in 2 hours or less? Check out these how-to guides in AWS, Linux, OpenStack, Azure, and more!

 

Author Comment

by:jfgiii
ID: 6957929
Thanks worked prety good ! ! !
0
 

Expert Comment

by:blackc
ID: 6958115
now you have to award the points by selecting a comment as an answer, or look into splitting the points between two people.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:blackc
ID: 6958118
sorry about that, didn't read it all :-)
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
This article will explain how to establish a SSH connection to Ubuntu through the firewall and using a different port other then 22. I have set up a Ubuntu virtual machine in Virtualbox and I am running a Windows 7 workstation. From the Ubuntu vi…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month15 days, 6 hours left to enroll

741 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question